Dandruff is one of the most common problems people experience with their skin and hair. It affect more than 50 % of people around the world, but most of the people suffering from it feel shy or sensitive talking about it. With certain precautions, and medication this can be controlled, so that you don’t have to think twice before wearing your favorite black dress.
What causes Dandruff?
There can be several causes for your flaky scalp however, most common causes are:
- Fungal infection of scalp
- Dry scalp
- Seborrheic dermatitis- Most of the people who claim to suffer from dandruff may have a condition called seborrheic dermatitis. Seborrheic Dermatitis is an auto-immune disease thus there is no certain cause behind it; however it can be aggravated by stress, change in weather, a type of yeast or even your genes
- Idiopathic dandruff- It is due to unknown cause.
How to remove dandruff?
By this time you must have heard about several Hacks to control dandruff, and must have tried many of those, however it’s so stubborn that it might be coming back again and again. In market as well there are various cosmetic products available which claim to treat dandruff, but in realty those just don’t help much as they only remove flakes, but do not help to treat underlying cause. Here we are sharing some tried and tested home remedies that are truly effective for dandruff removal and treating underlying cases as well.
10 most effective home remedies to remove dandruff?
Tea tree oil for dandruff:
Tea tree oil has anti bacterial and anti fungal properties. It is used to treat acne to psoriasis to all types of skin problem. In various research tea tree oil is found to kill various strain of fungus. So massage small amount of tea tree oil on scalp. Here is a tip, some people find tea tree oil little bit extra strong for hair, so for best result mix other oil with tea tree oil.
2. Coconut oil for dandruff:
In Ayurveda, coconut oil is used to treat all type of hair problem. It is beneficial for treatment of dandruff and extra benefits like smooth long, shiny hair are complimentary. For best result, add one pinch of camphor and mix it with 2 table spoon of luke warm coconut oil and massage it properly.
3. Mustard oil:
Mustard oil is also effective to dandruff removal. Apply two table of mustard oil and massage it thoroughly. It is more potent for dandruff caused by fungal infection and coconut oil is more potent for removal due to dry scalp.
4. Sesame oil:
Sesame is last but not least oil for removal of dandruff. It is colder compare to all above oil. Sesame oil also reduces tension and anxiety.
Curd provides relief from scaly patches. Apply thick paste of fresh curd on scalp and rinse after 30 to 60 min. Do not forget to shampoo to clear the smell from hair.
Main compound of aspirin is Salicyclic acid, which is anti inflammatory in action. Various medicated shampoo for dandruff contain Salicyclic acid. It works to remove scaly patches by softening. As a home remedy, take two tablet of aspirin and dissolve it in 1 ltr of water wash hair with this water. Second option is to dissolve 1 tablet of aspirin in shampoo and wash hair with it.
7. Baking Soda:
Baking soda is easily available home remedy for itchy scalp. It is gentle exfoliant, it causes softening of dandruff and scaly patches and help to remove it. Add 1 pinch of baking soda in small amount of shampoo and wash scalp with it. Always remember small amount of baking soda is sufficient because excess amount of it may cause too much dry scalp which can increase the problem.
8. Apple cider vinegar for dandruff:
Apple cider vinegar help in shedding of dead skin and also help in maintaining pH balance. Mix 2 table spoon of apple cider vinegar in 1 ltr of water and rinse hair with it.
9. Lemon juice:
Lemon is natural exfoliate agent. For removal of excessive patches on scalp tale 2 spoon of lemon juice and add 1 pinch of baking soda massage scalp with this. Do not forget to wash hair after 20 minutes.
10. Aloe vera:
Aloe vera is miraculous plant. It is beneficial for everything. For dandruff treatment take a cup of aloe vera pulp and apply this on scalp. Keep it applied for entire night, and next morning wash your hair with an anti-dandruff shampoo. Second method is to take 2 spoon of aloe vera pulp and mix this with coconut oil. Apply this like a pack on your scalp and rinse it after an hour. This will remove dandruff from your scalp and provide moisture to your hair for shiny lustrous hair.
How to cure dandruff permanently in 3 simple steps?
Dandruff treatment at home is some time a complicated process. Further, lack of knowledge about how to use home remedies may maximize the challenge. But here we are going to share simple steps to do so at home.
- Softening of dead scalp skin and patches – Dandruff is nothing but accumulation of dead scalp skin. For softening of that, massage properly with any oil mentioned above and, give steam to your hair or cover your hair with a towel dipped in warm water.
- Removal of dandruff- After softening of dandruff, removal of it is required. For that purpose, wash hair with dandruff removal shampoo or with aspirin or backing soda as these two are also potent for its removal.
- Moisturizing of dry scalp – Dandruff often come back due to lack of moisture on scalp. All above mentioned oils can be used to provide moisture to scalp. Do not use it excessive amount.
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